ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ATCA (the Air Visitors Management Affiliation) and CANSO (the Civil Air Navigation Providers Organisation) are honoured to announce the winners for the inaugural Maverick Awards introduced by World ATM Congress. The Awards — which obtained over 100 nominations on this first yr — showcase the brightest concepts for the long run, recognise constructive contributions to the setting and conservation, rejoice cooperation between companions and stakeholders, and promote general excellence within the aviation trade.
The Maverick Awards recognise excellent achievements in innovation, collaboration, and sustainability in air visitors administration (ATM).
The Collaboration Award recognises the significance of efficient relationships and partnerships inside/throughout disciplines and sectors to attain a shared objective.
This yr’s winner is NATS, NAV CANADA, and Aireon LLC.
Aireon’s pioneering international, real-time space-based Automated Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) service was applied by NATS and NAV CANADA, alongside current capabilities, to deploy new international air visitors management (ATC) separation requirements and create a revised idea of operations for the North Atlantic area. On 27 March 2019, the organisations perpetually reworked the worldwide airspace by safely and efficiently transitioning a brand new air visitors providers surveillance functionality—space-based ADS-B along with new ATM instruments and ATC separation requirements—into stay service.
The Innovation Award recognises new concepts, applied sciences, and ideas that problem present ATM norms with the potential to considerably advance efficiency, operations, or capabilities.
This yr’s winner is Saab Digital Air Visitors Options and Scandinavian Mountains Airport.
Saab Digital Air Visitors Options and Scandinavian Mountains Airport constructed a state-of-the-art, green-field airport geared up with digital tower providers from a distant tower centre in Sundsvall, Sweden. Controllers at the moment are in a position to present providers on-demand from a digital tower centre shared by three different airports. With Scandinavian Mountains Airport being a seasonal airport, Saab Digital Air Visitors Options’ distant tower idea is a real enabler for environment friendly, cost-effective ATC service for the area.
The Sustainability Award recognises leaders, initiatives, and organisations working in direction of decreasing aviation’s influence on the setting and making vital contributions to bettering the environmental footprint of aviation by means of ATM.
This yr’s winner is ENAIRE.
ENAIRE, in shut collaboration with CRIDA, developed ENAIRE’s PERSEO instrument, which generates gas and emissions financial savings for each flight to, in flip, be analysed to enhance the Spanish air route community. In 2018, ENAIRE controllers saved, by means of ATC direct clearance, about 7 million nautical miles for flights managed in Spanish airspace, stopping the emission of 243,000 tons of CO2.
As a result of cancellation of World ATM Congress 2020, winners of every class have been introduced earlier immediately by way of teleconference by ATCA’s President and CEO Peter F. Dumont and CANSO’s Director Basic Simon Hocquard. For extra info on winners, finalists, judges, and honourable mentions, view the Maverick Awards programme.
For extra info, contact Abigail Glenn-Chase.
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